Bryan Cranston takes aim at President Trump in Tony Award acceptance speech

I’m not sure why actors and musicians can’t just accept awards they win without bashing the President or talking politics. Bryan Cranston let President Trump have it at last night’s Tony Awards while accepting the award for best leading actor in a play for his role in “Network.”

Cranston didn’t name names, but it was very apparent who he was referring to when giving his speech.

“(Journalists) are actually in the line of fire in pursuit of the truth,” Cranston said. “The media is not the enemy of the people. Demagoguery is the enemy of the people.”

According to USA Today, Cranston went further with his comments backstage.

“It’s absurd to think that the media is the enemy of the people,” Cranston said. “If that message keeps getting propagated over and over and over again, sometimes it starts to seep in. And the perception of the truth is often more important than the truth, because if people believe it, it doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not.

“So the opposite message has to continue to be put out there, whether it’s diversity or the fight against the media or women’s reproductive rights or voting rights,” Cranston continued. “It’s important to keep sounding the alarm.”

 

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